Child Maltreatment Surveillance Indicator Framework

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Percentage (%) of the population aged 15+ who, before age 15, was physically abused (slapped/hit/pushed/grabbed/shoved/thrown at/physically attacked) 1+ times by an adult (18+), by sex, Canada, 2014
05101520253035FemalesMalesSexPercentage (%)Females: 22.5%Males: 32.5%Total population: 27.4%Legend
Percentage (%) of the population aged 15+ who, before age 15, was physically abused (slapped/hit/pushed/grabbed/shoved/thrown at/physically attacked) 1+ times by an adult (18+), by sex, Canada, 2014
SexPercentage (%)95% CI
Total population27.426.7 - 28.1
Females22.521.7 - 23.4
Males32.531.4 - 33.5

Source: General Social Survey 2014

Measure Description

DefinitionEstimated percentage (%) of the population aged 15+ who report experiencing, before age 15, physical abuse by an adult
Data SourceGSS - Victimization (2014)
Data AvailableSex, 10-year age group, 5-level highest education attained, Household income quartile, Province, Population centre/rural area, Immigration status, Indigenous status, Ethnic group
Estimate CalculationNumerator (weighted estimate): Number of people aged 15 years and older who experienced physical abuse before the age of 15 years by someone 18+; Denominator: Total population, aged 15 years and older


Suggested Citation

Centre for Surveillance and Applied Research, Public Health Agency of Canada. Child Maltreatment Surveillance Indicator Framework (CMSIF) Data Tool, 2020 Edition. Public Health Infobase. Ottawa (ON): Public Health Agency of Canada, 2020.

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